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Lappeenranta Airport

Lappeenranta Airport (IATA: LPP, ICAO: EFLP) (Finnish: Lappeenrannan lentoasema) is an international airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. Opened in 1918, Lappeenranta Airport is Finland’s oldest still operating airport. In 2011, approximately 116,000 passengers used the airport. The Karelia Aviation Museum is located at the airport. In 2016 the ownership of the airport changed from the state-owned Finavia to new private company Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy.

Lappeenranta Airport
Lappeenrannan lentoasema
Flughafen Lappeenranta
  • IATA: LPP
  • ICAO: EFLP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy
Serves Lappeenranta, Finland
Elevation AMSL 106 m / 349 ft
Coordinates 61°02′45″N
028°08′55″E
Website
Map
LPP is located in Finland

LPP
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 98.300
Landings 550

Airlines and destinations

There are some ad-hoc charter flights to European holiday destinations that depart and arrive at Lappeenranta Airport.

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Ryanair Seasonal: Athens, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld (begins April 2019), Thessaloniki (begins 4 April 2019)

Statistics

Annual passenger statistics for Lappeenranta Airport
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 46,536 3,112 49,648 +1.7%
2006 40,779 8,724 49,503 −0.3%
2007 18,948 4,036 22,984 −53.6%
2008 19,056 4,283 23,339 +1.5%
2009 8,265 5,798 14,063 −39.7%
2010 4,190 56,910 61,100 +324.7%
2011 310 115,957 116,267 +90.3%
2012 112 93,650 93,762 −19.4%
2013 147 98,153 98,300 +4.8%
2014 325 89,226 89,551 −8.8%
2015 586 35,206 35,792 -60.0%
2016 0 0 0 -100.0%
2017 no statistics published

Until 2006 the airport had a relatively stable flow of domestic business travellers, but after 2009 it has relied on international low-price flights, with higher volatility. The reason for the passenger decline from 2006 to 2009 was mainly the opening of the new railway shortcut Lahti–Kerava in September 2006. The shortcut shortened the travel time by rail to Helsinki and caused the closure of the Helsinki air route. In March 2010, Ryanair started flights to Lappeenranta, its second destination in Finland after Tampere. AirBaltic flew to Lappeenranta from November 2009 to January 2014. In 2015, Ryanair announced ceasing flights to Lappeenranta. The last scheduled flight to Bergamo was operated on 21 October 2015. In April 2017, traffic restarted with charter flights to southern Europe, with a frequency of around one departure per week, seasonally, mainly operated by Primera Air. Ryanair resumed its flights in March 2018, at first to Bergamo twice weekly.

Ground transportation

Lappeenranta airport is connected to the city and Lappeenranta railway station by local bus number 4 leaving in front of the airport terminal. There is a direct connection further to Helsinki from Lappeenranta railway station by VR train and Matkahuolto and OnniBus.com expressbus. The distance from Lappeenranta airport to Lappeenranta railway station is 2.5 kilometers. Taxi service is also available.

Means of transport at Lappeenranta Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
Bus Lappeenranta Public Transport 4 Lappeenranta railway station www.lappeenranta.fi every 60 min

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